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1 October 2008 Space Grant Regional Meetings September 2008 National Space Grant Foundation 101 Constitution Avenue NW, Suite 650 East Washington, DC 20001 202-536-3030 202-536-3089 (Fax)

2 October 2008 NSGF General Information Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization Established by Space Grant Directors Governed by a Board of Directors Elected by Space Grant Directors Board of Directors –Wallace Fowler – President (TX) –Jack Higginbotham (OR) –Pat Hynes – Treasurer (NM) –Jaydeep Mukherjee – Outgoing (FL) –Mike Wiskerchen – Secretary (CA) –Peter Sukanek – Elect (MS)

3 October 2008 Purpose To support and enhance the Space Grant Consortia in every state To carry out education, research, and public outreach activities related to space, aeronautics, aviation, and Earth system science

4 October 2008 Activities NASA Education Associates Program (CA / Ames) –Student and Faculty Internship Program at NASA/Ames –Prime Contractor with Subcontract to CASG Foundation –Contact: Bill Byrd (IA) or Mike Wiskerchen (CA) Aerospace Education Services Project (PA / Langley) –Bringing NASA to K-12 Education –Subcontractor to Penn State to Implement Professional Development –Contact: Lisa Brown (PA)

5 October 2008 Activities Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VA / Langley) –Interactive On-line and Residential Experience for High School Juniors at NASA/Langley –Modeled after Texas Aerospace Scholars at NASA/JSC –Contact: Mary Sandy (VA) International Electric Propulsion Conference (MI) –Meeting Registration, Payment Processing, Web Site, and Other Various Items –Contact: Bonnie Bryant (MI) Space Grant 20 th Year Evaluation Support Services Pathevo TM Contract (MD, TX, WV – 25 SG Institutions, ~20,000 students)

6 October 2008 Activities NASA International Year of Astronomy (NASA HQ-SMD) –One Student Ambassador Per State –Two Ambassadors Will Attend IYA Opening Ceremony in Paris, France –States May Select and Fund Additional Ambassadors –Initial Selection: 46 Ambassadors, 42 States, 4 State Funded –2 nd Round Applications ESMD Student Paper Competition (KSC) –Administer NASA Funded Student Awards Systems Engineering Workshop and Curriculum Development (TX / JSC) –Systems Engineering Curriculum Development and Implementation –Contact: Wally Fowler (TX)

7 October 2008 Support Services –Provide Economies of Scale to Space Grant Network –Various Projects With 32 States (6 one time/26 ongoing) –Contact: Mark Fischer or Jaydeep Mukherjee (FL) Meeting/Workshop Registration (National Meetings, Regional Meetings, IEPC, RockOn, StudentSat 6, SHOT II, Illinois Aerospace Institute Camp) Website Design/Redesign (DE, ND, VA, Council, IEPC, VASTS) Website Hosting (Coordinators, Council, IA, IEPC, ND, VASTS) Activities – Support Services

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10 October 2008 Support Services Application System (9 States, 2 Other Programs: CT, IA, IN, NC, NIYA, NM, NV, TX, VA, VASTS, WV) Fellowship & Scholarship Contractor (Pilot Program) Longitudinal Tracking System (20 States: AR, CO, FL, ID, KY, MD, MI, MN, MS, NC, ND, NH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, WA) Proposal Submission and Review System (6 States, 1 Other Program: FL, IN, NC, NM, TX, WV, AESP)

11 October 2008 Support Services F&S Contractor States Contract with NSGF to Fund Fellowships Pilot Program (Limited Availability) States Maintain Control of F&S Program –F&S Program Definition, Selection Criteria, Selection Process, Award Levels, Award Schedule, Reporting Requirements, etc NSGF Responsibilities –Cut Checks to Students –Tax Documents From Students –Report to State –End of Year Tax Documents to Students

12 October 2008 Support Services F&S Contractor Subcontract Between Space Grant Lead Institution and NSGF NSGF Contact: Joylynn Watkins ( Cost Set on a State by State Basis Example Program –60 Awards –2 Checks Per Year –Cost: $3,800

13 October 2008 Other Activities Represent Space Grant Nationally (50 th Year Publication, NSTA, ASP, Space Week) Serve as Contracting Entity (AESP, ESMD Paper Awards, USRP, EAP, NSIP) Proposal Submission – National/Regional/Local (USRP, AESP, STSP, NSIP, MUST) Accepts Donations On Behalf of State Consortia (HI, NC, OR, TX) Bank Accounts – Interest Bearing and Endowment (Each State, Council) Equipment Purchases (DC, RI, TN) Mailing Lists (sgDirectors, sgCoordinators, sgExec, Student_Satellites)

14 October 2008 Other Activities Distinguished Service Award Financial Arm for Regional Programs (Great Midwestern Region) Student Awards (IA, NC, WI) CMIS Forms Other (Penny Machines, TiViTz, Others)

15 October 2008 Questions?

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